USAF 70th Birthday Celebration

Happy 70th Birthday, USAF

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Valdosta-Lowndes County will host a USAF 70th Birthday Community Celebration on Saturday, September 16, 2017, beginning with a Freedom 5K at 8 a.m. and a variety of entertainment and fun events and competitions from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Schedule of events

USAF 70th Freedom 5K 

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The USAF 70th Freedom 5K is a free fun run/walk with a CrossFit Challenge component (voluntary for participants) and includes a free T-shirt for the first 200 finishers. USAF 70th Medals will be awarded for the first place male and female finishers in the following 5K categories: under 15, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65 and older, and the overall first place male and female finishers.

CrossFit stations are positioned at each .5 mile marker, however, participation in the CrossFit exercises are not mandatory. CrossFit participants will be identified with a different colored runners bib, and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in both male and female categories.

7:30 a.m.        5K Race Registration

8 a.m.             5K Race Begins

9:15 a.m.        5K Race Awards Ceremony



10 a.m.           Community Celebration Begins

Free food & entertainment, and several activities such as Winnersville Fitness Demo/competition, rock climbing wall, B-Ball and Disc Golf competitions, Living History, Valdosta Rocks, USAF Recruiters, Performance Martial Arts demonstrations, bounce house, 21-foot slide, face painting, and a train (!) among other activities taking place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Each activity sponsored/manned by a community organization. 

11 a.m.           Official Welcome from Leadership

  • Posting of the Colors by the Lowndes HS AFJROTC
  • Singing of the National Anthem 
  • Community Leaders Welcome (City, County, Moody)
  • Presentation of the Cake

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.     Free lunch for attendees

Free lunch for all attendees on-site. Community Celebration continues with activities and entertainment through 2 p.m.  Kona Ice of Lowndes will also provide free snow cones from 1130 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2 p.m.             Conclusion of Event


Event Sponsors and Supporters

The celebration of the USAF and Moody AFB would not be possible without the help of several sponsors and supporters of this great community. Thank you to the following (this list is updated daily):

Ace Electric

Black Crow Media

Blue Line Ladies

City of Valdosta

CrossFit Winnersville


Fairway Outdoors

Jumpin J’s Inflatables

Kona Ice of Lowndes

Lowndes County Board of Commissioners

Lowndes HS AFJROTC  

Moody Air Force Base

RCM Timing and Results

Performance Martial Arts

Red Owl Coffee Company

South Georgia Military Affairs Council

USAF Recruiting

Valdosta Disc Golf Club

Valdosta-Lowndes Parks & Recreation Authority

VMD#9 Prince Hall Masons & O.E.S.

Winnersville Fitness


History of Moody AFB

An overview of the history of Moody Air Force Base is documented on its website, along with other information about the men and women who serve us locally and abroad. Thank you, Moody!

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Valdosta City Hall Annex
300 N. Lee Street, Suite #102
Valdosta, GA 31601

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